2 boyfriends, 17 time jumps across 7 years. 1 hour.
Grey Area is a semi-autobiographical play exploring mental health in queer relationships. Featuring a banana, four mental breakdowns & a f**king weed lollipop, this emotional rollercoaster will take you back in time to revisit your first love.
Follow the tale of Jackson & Peter as they embark on a journey of falling for each other & trying to make it work after it all falls apart. Breakthroughs & honest conversations are had over the span of this 7 year odyssey: they mess each other up, protect each other fiercely & transcend the wreckage they left behind.
Who's right and who's wrong? We're in a Grey Area after all.
Fragmented, intimate memories unveil truths about love & morality. The story highlights the quirks, complexities & nuances of LGBTQIA+ relationships while exploring what makes the pursuit of peace (& the suffering it can cause) a universal experience.
How can a journey of queer love be completely redefined by growth and understanding?
By bringing you into a world of reflections & yarn designed by a multi-award winning creative team, Grey Area encourages you to piece together the characters’ memories in your own way, & take from it what you need.
'Delicate & harrowing, moving & airy, tragic & hopeful'
★★★★ Broadway World
'A story that is real, honest & lived'
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
'A fresh take on mental illness - It’s a story which needs to be heard'
★★★★ Theatre Weekly
'Sweet, funny, romantic but realistic & overflowing with tenderness'
Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE | Actor & Director
CAST & CREATIVES
Jackson | Jonny Peyton-Hill
Peter | Lewis Kennedy
Writer | Jonny Peyton-Hill
Director | Chiara Virgilio
Movement & Intimacy Director | Kiren Virdee
Set Designer | Ioana Curelea
Sound Designer | David Denyer
Producer | Homing Bird Theatre
“Over the past 2 years, the number of people suffering from mental health issues has doubled, with people burdened by pre-existing inequalities being the most affected: queer people, teenagers, and disabled people (among others). Moreover, with LGBTQIA+ rights now under threat, it’s more important than ever to represent queer relationships everywhere and normalise same-sex experiences. With Grey Area, we aim to do just this.” Chiara Virgilio (Director & Co-Founder, Homing Bird Theatre)